Occupational and work aggravated asthma

9) Recognising and diagnosing occupational asthma

Often, there are symptom patterns and signs characteristic of occupational asthma when there is no other explanation for these symptoms.

Likelihood of diagnosis increases if symptoms include two or more of these are mentioned:
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Wheezing or wheezy sounds in your chest. Chest tightness. Cough. Shortness of breath. Low forced expiratory flow in 1 second (FEV1) or reduced peak flow rate (British guidelines on management of asthma).